Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sister Trip

Martha and I took a lovely trip down to Angelica, NY yesterday. It was a really nice day. I hadn't spent that kind of time with my sister in a long time. We were sorry that Rachel couldn't make it too. Our first stop was this great coffee house for lunch. The pumpkin-apple soup is to die for! I strongly recommend stopping here if you are ever traveling along rout 17 in the southerntier of NY state. It has great atmosphere and very friendly service.

It happened to be the town's Harvest Festival in the the center of the circle yesterday. A lot of businesses along main street put up fall scarecrow displays. Some even were in front of houses. This one was in front of a house. I thought it was one of the better ones and comical. It is of a prisonbreak. Notice the escaped convict in stripes.

One of our last stops was to the local cemetary. We found a lot of familiar family names such as Shafer, Rice, Harwood, Jennings. We had a few pictures of some of our deceased relatives who are buried there. By placing them next to the gravestones and taking a picture...it really made it feel as if they were with us in some way.

15 comments:

Heather said...

It sounds like you and Martha had a wonderful day together. Sister time is always fun.

Tracy said...

Sounds like a nice day. I would love to come and eat at the Heritage Coffee house.

Martha said...

It was a great day and the pumpkin apple soup was very good. It's always fun to try something different. We'll have to go back again sometime and take Rachel along.

Rachel said...

I was sad that I couldn't go too, but Dave was gone for the day and I just didn't know what to do with the boys for the full day. I was so torn. The boys were very happy that I was with them, of coarse. I'm glad you guys had some time just for the 2 of you though, sometimes that's nice too.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a wonderful day you had! The scarecrows are so funny! What a neat thing to do when taking photos at the cemetary!

Heather said...

I love the picture at the top of your blog!

Kimberly said...

What a nice thing to do on a fall day.

Bethany said...

Hmmm... Mayeb Adam and I will have to take a drive on Saturday. Pumpkin apple soup does sound tasty.

gmj said...

Wonderful day! Thanks for sharing the memories.

Nixter said...

lurvvvvvvvve the new pic at the top of your blog!

Shelly said...

We used to drive by there when we went to visit Brett's parents until they moved to VA. Never stopped that I remember though....

Wanda said...

What a great sister day. I loved the pictures. I'm having lunch with my sister tomorrow, just the local Penera Bread. Nice Post.

Tracy said...

I love your new heading with the great picture!

Gudl said...

I just came back from such a 'sister' trip in Germany. It is great to reconnect and have fun together!

Jenny said...

Never heard of a combination like apple and pumpkin before. Mmmm...not sure about that one.